Midlands Perspectives - February 2019

11 February 2019

DLA Piper, Victoria Square House, Victoria Square, B2 4DL

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On 11th February the ONS will release the GDP data for December 2018, giving us the full picture of growth in the UK last year. On the same day, IHS Markit will release the first NatWest Regional PMI of 2019, providing an indication of how the regional economy has begun the year following above average growth in the region in 2018 – especially in the East Midlands. With the potential for increasing trade tensions between the USA and China, seemingly stagnant growth in Europe and continued uncertainty around Brexit, global economic conditions seem somewhat turbulent – what impact will this have on the Midlands?

We invite you to join in the discussion in the last Midlands Perspectives before the currently scheduled exit of the EU on 29th March we will discuss regional economic trends in 2018 and future prospects for the region in 2019.

Please see the agenda below:

1200 Registration & Networking
1230 Welcome and Introduction
Tim Lake, Partner, DLA Piper
1235 Panel Presentation and Discussion
Fred Haynes, Assistant Economist, Economic Advice and Analysis, Office of National Statistics
Phil Smith, Principal Economist, Economic Indices, IHS Markit
Paul Forrest, Head of Research, Midlands Economic Forum
1305 Q&A and Discussion
1345 Networking & Close

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